Jerrie Smith

(MS, LPC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Jerrie Smith and I am excited that you have chosen to learn new tools that may assist you with making positive changes in your life with BetterHelp! I believe therapy is an important tool to assist us during our lifetime, whether it be for day to day issues, for situational issues or for disorders such as depression and addiction. I will work with you to build a level of trust that will allow the therapeutic process to flow freely. I will assist you with making positive changes in your life or with developing and learning new tools to assist you in coping with whatever life has brought your way.

My clinical experience began over 20 years ago in Kansas, before I made the move back to Texas where I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with client's who range in age from 4 to 92 years. Some of the areas I have worked with include foster care, depression, anxiety and addiction. Trauma is another area wherein I have worked and continue to study. I believe working together as a team on any of these obstacles can be very effective and rewarding.

My therapeutic approach is different depending on my client's needs. However, I work a great deal with the Cognitive Behavioral approach as I feel this theory can be most effective when working toward positive life changes. Together, we will discuss your concerns, working to draw on your positive past experiences with the addition of some new suggestions discovered by the clinical research specialists in the fields of Psychology and Counseling. With the majority of my experience being dealing with trauma, addictions and mood disorders, I draw on several resources that may be helpful during the counseling process such as books, worksheets, art and written narratives. Your support system and general environment/lifestyle is also spoken about as I believe you should be treated as a whole person, not just as someone dealing with a single issue.

It is felt that by truly listening to your concerns, a plan can be developed that may assist you in increasing your quality of life! I am truly excited to work with and get to know you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #17514 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by T.I. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Jerrie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jerrie is a wonderful and sweet person. Very understanding, kind, and patient.

Written by K.R. on Feb 21, 2021 after counseling with Jerrie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Really passionate and changes strategy based on what works best for me. She listens intently and sympathetically. Out of all the therapists I tried, she's the best one and one of the few I ever felt comfortable with.

Written by K.R. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with Jerrie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

jerrie is amazing and has helped me so much

Written by A.A. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I’ve struggled with anxiety most of my adult life and never would seek help. Finally decided to get this app and got paired with Jerrie. In just a few weeks I went from horrible anxiety every single day to almost no attacks on a weekly basis. Jerrie is great and if you’re new to therapy or have been to a few I’d highly recommend her.

Written by B.R. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

She is the absolute best! Very supportive and optimistic! I’m forever grateful!

Written by K.E. on Jan 13, 2021 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

In the short time that I have come to know Jerrie, I have found that I feel heard and understood. Jerrie speaks to me in a way that reflects me. How a great listener should. I love that she shares her own experiences and doesn't just listen and then prescribe this or that to deal. Having a connection, having examples of how we are alike in struggles past or present has been such a blessing.

Written by S.H. on Dec 25, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Jerrie has reached out to me and continually makes an effort to keep in contract even when I get too busy or distracted.

Written by A.M. on Nov 22, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Jerrie is wonderful. She listens, provides great insight, and shares her own experiences.

Written by J.A. on Nov 20, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Gives many ways to work though your issues. Very easy to work with.

Written by K.I. on Oct 24, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Jerrie is always available through one mode or another. Seeks me out through the week and touches base to see how I am in between sessions. Very easy to talk to.

Written by K.A. on Oct 18, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

Jerrie is very helpful she listens to me and gives me great feedback and has offered wonderful exercises I’ve used literally hours later and it’s actually helped me so much in my daily life this is a wonderful lady and very kind I love that I can’t text her anytime I feel like and she responds in great time and she really cares it feels great to have a freind I would recommend this app to everyone

Written by T.R. on Oct 14, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

Jerri is awesome. Strong and to the point. Reality check, get your head in the game, pay attention to what you're feeling and deal kind of counselor. I appreciate that.

Written by K.A. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jerrie has been so wonderful in helping get through a recent traumatic experience I've had. Address been amazing and I'm glad to say she's my counselor! :-)

Written by R.H. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Jerrie is direct and supportive. She has a soft but affirmative way of helping me see my strengths and weaknesses.

Written by T.O. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Jerrie is a wonderful communicator and offers various ways to contact her. She responds in a timely manner and is great at offering healthy ways to work through anxiety/depression/grief/etc. She is also great at checking in on you to see how you are doing.

Written by K.A. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Jerrie's great. She recognizes that I am very upfront and responds to me in kind. She provides me with guidance as I request and is very knowledgeable about her techniques.

Written by S.T. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jerrie is a great counselor, I really like the help I’m receiving from her.

Written by M.A. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling with Jerrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, eating disorders, anger management, and adhd

Jerrie is great, very caring and goes at your pace. She is on point with questions and handling any subject. She makes me feel at ease, she understands me and knows how to help me understand where my my feelings are coming from. Great counselor!